Out to the Circuit of The Americas racetrack for the Austin Symphony concert and the 4th of July Fireworks. The track is only 20 minutes from our house, so it is much easier to get to than other places they have had events at before. It is a redundant statement to say it was really HOT...in Texas, this time of year. But...it was really hot and I wilted the moment I stepped out the door. Thankfully, because we are season ticket holders, we had VIP passes so our parking lot was right across from the front entrance. It only took us about 15 minutes to get to the area that was reserved for us. But it was still out in the direct sun and it was 4 p.m. There were two areas we could use, one, seating down in front of the stage, or behind the stage on a grassy area facing turn one. That is where the fireworks were being shot off from, behind turn one. I was already exhausted....Ha Ha. But we picked a place and sat our cooler and bags down, while Hubby went back to the car and hauled our chairs and umbrella over. There was a nice hot breeze blowing, so it was not too bad. I did find a spot to stand in the shade and visit awhile with the staff who were guarding the VIP area, to make sure the folks without passes didn't get in. Ha Ha. Believe me, the whole place is really nice, and every area was great, ours was just up higher and better for viewing the fireworks. Or so we were told, but actually, they were pretty visible from everywhere.
Side view of the top of the 360 ampitheatre.
Selfie with Officers Brenmer and Tank. Yes, I do look like Bo Peep in that hat. It was not intentional.
In the direct sun with the tower behind us. Around 98 degree temperature.
These two little girls kept our section entertained, by running up and down the slope to the fence then pulling one another back up, taking their shoes off, putting them back on, etc. They only fell down one time, laughed and got up and kept going.
Seating area in front of the stage
The Mayor, introducing some of the World War II veterans who had just returned from an Honor Flight to Washington D.C.
The end of the evening.
I had to spend a lot of time yesterday just recovering from being out in the heat for so many hours.